The Crime Readers' Association

CWA Daggers Longlists announced

25th April 2022

The 2022 longlists for the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger awards, which honour the very best in the crime-writing genre, have been announced. Created in 1955, the world-famous CWA...

Countdown to Daggers Live!

18th June 2021

Book lovers and crime fiction fans have a unique opportunity to watch the famed Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers awards, live. Tickets are free, but limited. To book a place, visit: http://bit...

CWA Daggers on the BBC – and YouTube

25th November 2020

The CWA Daggers were recently featured on BBC Look North, focused on CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger winner Trevor Wood and his work at The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle, inspiration for his debut...


5th June 2020

The 2020 longlists for the prestigious CWA Dagger awards, which honour the very best in the crime writing genre, have been announced. The world-famous Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers are the...

CWA Dagger Awards Dinner 2018 Amazing Success

6th November 2018

The CWA Dagger Awards 2018 was a sumptuous event full of glamour, with the glitterati of the crime publishing world in attendance: publishers, agents and especially authors. It was tense and nerve-wra...

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